Hamilton – Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DExperience Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that it has renewed its partnership with Oracle Team USA, winner of the 33rd and 34th America’s Cups, for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017 in Bermuda. Oracle Team USA will work to defend its title and seek its third consecutive America’s Cup victory on a new boat designed with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform integrates powerful composite design, simulation and manufacturing applications in a collaborative virtual environment. Oracle Team USA can leverage the skills of its global teams and rapidly develop, test and perfect a technologically-advanced racing catamaran before it ever touches the water.
“As Defender of the America’s Cup, we are reaffirming our confidence in Dassault Systèmes as we set out to design and build the fastest boat possible for the 35th America’s Cup,” said Scott Ferguson, Design Coordinator – Senior Wing Designer for Oracle Team USA. “Competitive sailing requires us to anticipate multiple factors and situations—from speed and stability to weather conditions and crew safety. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform lets us virtually determine what will or will not work on the boat, make changes throughout the development process and seamlessly share information among team members. These are ‘must-haves’ to optimize our boat’s performance.”
“Making boats fly is one of the wildest technical challenges and a wonderful human adventure, and Dassault Systèmes is proud to renew its support for Oracle Team USA in pushing the boundaries of sailing performance,” said Alain Houard, Vice President, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform connects ideas, people and applications to virtually transform sailboat design and racing. As we saw during the 34th America’s Cup in 2013, this combination of imagination, action, designers, builders, sailors and supporters creates unprecedented holistic racing experiences that bring the sport closer to the public and inspire a new generation of sailors.”